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Beetroot vs Gratin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Beetroot and Gratin

  • Beetroot has more Folate, and Manganese, while Gratin has more Phosphorus, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Beetroot covers your daily need of Folate 25% more than Gratin.
  • Beetroot contains 2 times more Manganese than Gratin. While Beetroot contains 0.329mg of Manganese, Gratin contains only 0.161mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Beetroot is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beets, raw and Potatoes, au gratin, home-prepared from recipe using butter.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains less Sodium -82%
Contains more Calcium +643.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +182.5%
Contains more Potassium +21.8%
Contains more Zinc +97.1%
Contains more Copper +113.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 30% 17% 18% 29% 11% 10% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 36% 24% 15% 49% 35% 57% 19% 54%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains less Sodium -82%
Contains more Calcium +643.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +182.5%
Contains more Potassium +21.8%
Contains more Zinc +97.1%
Contains more Copper +113.3%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Gratin
Contains more Folate +890.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +700%
Contains more Vitamin C +102%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +159.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 1% 0% 17% 8% 10% 7% 10% 16% 82% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 16% 0% 0% 33% 16% 27% 19% 24% 41% 9% 0% 0%
Contains more Folate +890.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +700%
Contains more Vitamin C +102%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +197.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +159.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beetroot Gratin
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beetroot Gratin Opinion
Net carbs 6.76g 9.47g Gratin
Protein 1.61g 5.06g Gratin
Fats 0.17g 7.59g Gratin
Carbs 9.56g 11.27g Gratin
Calories 43kcal 132kcal Gratin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.76g g Gratin
Fiber 2.8g 1.8g Beetroot
Calcium 16mg 119mg Gratin
Iron 0.8mg 0.64mg Beetroot
Magnesium 23mg 20mg Beetroot
Phosphorus 40mg 113mg Gratin
Potassium 325mg 396mg Gratin
Sodium 78mg 433mg Beetroot
Zinc 0.35mg 0.69mg Gratin
Copper 0.075mg 0.16mg Gratin
Vitamin A 33IU 264IU Gratin
Vitamin E 0.04mg mg Beetroot
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.9mg 9.9mg Gratin
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.064mg Gratin
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.116mg Gratin
Vitamin B3 0.334mg 0.993mg Gratin
Vitamin B5 0.155mg 0.387mg Gratin
Vitamin B6 0.067mg 0.174mg Gratin
Folate 109µg 11µg Beetroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.2µg µg Beetroot
Tryptophan 0.019mg 0.07mg Gratin
Threonine 0.047mg 0.192mg Gratin
Isoleucine 0.048mg 0.284mg Gratin
Leucine 0.068mg 0.443mg Gratin
Lysine 0.058mg 0.381mg Gratin
Methionine 0.018mg 0.117mg Gratin
Phenylalanine 0.046mg 0.254mg Gratin
Valine 0.056mg 0.325mg Gratin
Histidine 0.021mg 0.151mg Gratin
Cholesterol 0mg 23mg Beetroot
Trans Fat 0g g Gratin
Saturated Fat 0.027g 4.733g Beetroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032g 2.149g Gratin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.06g 0.276g Gratin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beetroot Gratin
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
12
Beetroot
15
Gratin
Mineral Summary Score
18
Beetroot
36
Gratin

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
10%
Beetroot
30%
Gratin
Carbohydrates
10%
Beetroot
11%
Gratin
Fats
1%
Beetroot
35%
Gratin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Gratin
Gratin is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.76g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Gratin
Gratin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 64)
Which food is cheaper?
Gratin
Gratin is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Gratin
Gratin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Gratin
Gratin is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beetroot
Beetroot contains less Sodium (difference - 355mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beetroot
Beetroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.706g)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Beetroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169145/nutrients
  2. Gratin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170442/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.